On Sunday February 19, 2017, the Cashton FFA held its annual Pancake Breakfast to kick-off FFA Week. Serving started at 7:00 a.m. and continued until 11:30 a.m. Overall, more than 200 people were served. The Cashton FFA would like to thank all of the community members who came out to support them. They would also like to thank Pasture Pride and Von Ruden’s Meats for donating parts of the meal.
FFA week 2017 is still ongoing. With the winter weather Casino Night and the FFA Assembly have been moved to Friday March 3rd. Prizes for the live auction are in the display case in the cafeteria. Hope to see you there!
February is CTE Month! Help celebrate Career and Technical Education all month by learning about careers and promoting CTE!
There will be an FFA Meeting this Friday for both Middle School and High School students during their respective lunches.
Students participating in the speaking contest on February 13th need to get permission slips in and practice before the contest. The Ag room will be open for practicing during lunch and after school.
FFA week is February 19th – 25th. The FFA will be holding a pancake breakfast to kick off FFA week on the 19th in the High School Cafeteria. FFA Officers are looking for Members to help serve and cook food. Skillets and spatulas are needed to make the pancake breakfast a success. If you can bring a skillet from home please contact an FFA Officer.
There will be an FFA Officer Meeting on Wednesday, November 30 during lunch for both middle school and high school students during their respective lunches.
Middle School FFA members will have a meeting on Friday during lunch, bring your lunch. Students will be discussing a winter activity and fruit sale delivery.
High School FFA members will have a meeting on Friday, December 2 during lunch. Juniors bring a dish to pass. Beginning of the alphabet bring a main dish or a side dish and last half of the alphabet bring a dessert.
All FFA Members, Fruit delivery week is next week. Pending all products are delivered to the school on time the earliest orders can go out is on Wednesday December 7th. Please talk to your parents and customers so that all fruit is delivered by Friday December 9th.
FFA members interested in judging or speaking contests need to sign up by the end of the week with Mr. King.
Juniors interested in an agriculture career can sign up for a two day Farm Forum leadership conference. The conference is February 17th and 18th. Students can sign up in the Ag room.
FFA Members interested in becoming an FFA officer should see Mr. King about signing up for the Half-Time Leadership Conference. January 13-14th.
On Tuesday November 8th, Section 3 State Officer Laura Munger visited the Cashton Ag Department. She had workshops during classes and worked with students. Students learned about things like communication and teamwork. She also met with the Cashton FFA officer team over lunch.
This year the middle school FFA is celebrating National food holidays. On Friday, November 4th the middle school officer team handed out tootsie rolls with Ag facts on them for National Candy Day.
On Friday, November 4th four FFA officers and Mr. King gathered in the Ag room for officer bonding. They carved pumpkins to decorate the Ag room and school for fall. Everyone had a lot of fun! Thank you to Tucker and Becky Gretebeck for donating the pumpkins.
Cashton FFA Members recently attended the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN. On the trip down to the Convention students learned about large dairy and swine operations through a walking tour of Fair Oaks Farms. Before experiencing the convention students also learned about horticulture and mechanics careers with a tour of Andretti Motorsports and Heartland Growers greenhouse. At Andretti Motorsports students saw the mechanics stations and tools used to create Indy Cars. Heartland Growers showed students the acres of greenhouse spaces that are used for plant production. Students learned about the automated technologies in modern greenhouses.
At the National FFA Convention and Expo students attended many general sessions and heard from keynote speakers Diana Nyad and Jason Brown. Students also saw performances at the sessions from the National Band, Choir, and Talent. While not attending sessions students explored the career expo. Students had the opportunity at the career expo to explore colleges and career opportunities. Students also walked through the Hall of States and National Agriscience Fair to collect ideas for new chapter activities and meet chapters from across the nation. After the learning was complete students were entertained by a concert featuring Cole Swindell and Chris Young.